There’s a reason why the USA was founded by Protestants.
This Pope is getting good press because the media wants him to be the anti-Benedict. They don’t really respect him anymore than his predecessor. They are only using Francis’ words out of context to bash conservatives.
The author is wandering in the wilderness in search of a rational thought.
The Pope says “If they accept the Lord and have good will, who am I to judge them?” and the media and especially the author think he’s so wise.
If a Conservative, say Rush, said “If they accept the Lord and have good will, who am I to judge them?” The media would say “the leader of the conservative movement appears to have lost his moral compass”.
The relevant word here being "celibate."
The Apostle Paul said, "And yet that is what some of you were." Past tense. A celibate "gay man" is no longer sinning.
I never read and after (unsuccessfully) attempting to sit through the movie, Atlas Shrugged, I never will. I don't like being preached at.